Specialist Osteopathy kent

Are you looking for Osteopathy in Kent? Our Osteopaths are based in Sevenoaks Town and Bexley, specialising in treatment for musculoskeletal conditions, headaches, sports injuries, back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain.

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Health Insurer Registered

Our Kent Osteopaths are registered with each of the major health insurers for osteopathy including Vitality, Aviva, WPA, Cigna and AXA

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GoSC & iO Registered

Our Osteopaths in Kent are all registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the Institute of Osteopathy

Kent Osteopathy clinics

Apollo Clinics provides both Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Services across Kent, with clinics locations in Bexley and Sevenoaks. With both Clinic Directors growing up and playing sport regularly in Kent, we are now passionate about giving back to the local communities and helping others to continue doing what they love

Apollo Clinics | Sevenoaks Physiotherapy and Osteopathy, 58 Cobden Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3UB

For full directions including a map and detailed information regarding access and parking at the clinic, please follow the button below to our Sevenoaks Clinic location page

Apollo Clinics | Bexley Osteopathy, 11 Woodlands Park, Bexley, Kent, DA5 2EN

 For full directions including a map and detailed information regarding access and parking at the clinic, please follow the button below to our Bexley Clinic location page

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Kent Osteopathy Treatment Prices

As a small token of gratitude to the NHS, we offer a 10% discount for any NHS Staff including those working at any of the Kent Hospital and Kent Communutity Health Services. Please call or notify us on booking so that this may be applied before your visit

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what is Osteopathy and what does an Osteopath do?

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions. It is primarily based on the principle that the body has the ability to heal itself, and that the function of the musculoskeletal system is closely linked to the function of other systems in the body. Osteopathy aims to identify and treat the root cause of pain and dysfunction, rather than just addressing symptoms.

 

Osteopaths use a range of techniques, including manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue techniques, and exercise prescription, to improve the function of the musculoskeletal system. This can help to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and improve overall health and well-being. Osteopathy is a holistic approach that takes into account the whole person, including their medical history, lifestyle, and overall health.

 

 

Osteopathy can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and sports injuries. It can also be used as part of a preventative health strategy, to help maintain optimal musculoskeletal function and prevent future injuries.

 

Osteopaths are considered allied healthcare professionals, recognised by the NHS as fully qualified to diagnose and treat people independently. As primary healthcare providers, Osteopaths have comprehensive training in diagnosing medical conditions and delivering treatments and can identify when further medical assistance is needed. If you are experiencing pain or dysfunction, and are looking for a safe and effective form of manual therapy, Osteopathy may be the right choice for you.

Osteopath in Bexley treating sports injuries

what are the benefits of Osteopathy treatment?

Osteopathy offers a wide range of benefits for those experiencing pain and dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system. Some of the main benefits include:

 

  1. Pain relief: Osteopathy can help to reduce pain in the back, neck, shoulders, and other areas of the body, by improving the function of the musculoskeletal system.  Our Osteopaths will conduct a thorough assessment and examination to identify the underlying cause of your pain. This allows us to provide targeted treatment that addresses the root cause, rather than just treating the symptoms.
  2. Improved range of motion: Osteopathy can help to improve flexibility, mobility, and the overall range of motion in the joints, by releasing tension in the muscles and soft tissues.
  3. Reducing inflammation: Osteopathy can help to reduce inflammation in the body, which can contribute to pain. Our Osteopaths will use techniques such as soft tissue therapy and mobilization to reduce inflammation, and improve blood flow to the affected area.
  4. Better posture: Osteopathy can help to improve posture, by addressing imbalances in the musculoskeletal system that can cause poor posture.
  5. Reduced risk of injury: Osteopathy can help to prevent future injuries by improving the function of the musculoskeletal system, and by identifying and addressing any potential risk factors.
  6. Improved overall health: Osteopathy is a holistic approach that takes into account the whole person, including their medical history, lifestyle, and overall health. By treating the whole person, Osteopathy can help to improve overall health and well-being.
  7. Non-invasive: Osteopathy is a non-invasive form of manual therapy, which means that it does not involve any surgery or medication.
  8. Natural approach: Osteopathy is a natural approach to pain and dysfunction, that focuses on the body’s ability to heal itself.

apollo Osteopaths in Kent

Our Sevenoaks Osteos work alongside a range of clinicians within our multidisciplinary team including Physiotherapists and Reflexologist. For Kent, we have two Osteos providing availability throughout the week

Dinos Boufardeas

Having graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University, Nelson has a wealth of experience across both NHS and private sector.

Nigel Osborn

Previous roles in the Armed Forces, National Ballet and Personal Training provide Ernesto a unique blend of skills and experiences to compliment his Bachelors in Osteopathy

Common Conditions our Osteos treat

The majority of people that osteopaths treat suffer from problems with their muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and conditions affecting the nerves e.g sciatica. Here are the common conditions our osteopaths would see daily in practice:

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Osteopathic treatment q&A

Osteopathy is regulated in the UK by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). In order to practice and be called an osteopath by law, the practitioners must be registered with the governing body. A set of rules must be followed called the Osteopathic Practice Standards (OPS), to ensure everyone receives the best possible care and prevent any safeguarding issues against the public.

Osteopathy is known to be a safe treatment, although mild side effects may occur. Patients may experience some discomfort or pain while undergoing osteopathic treatments, but they should feel that these sensations are not excessive. Osteopaths take special care to ensure the safety and comfort of their patients while providing effective relief from pain or injury.

 

The National Council for Osteopathic Research released statistics on adverse effects and risks linked to osteopathy. It is common for patients (approximately 50%) to experience mild to moderate reactions to treatment which would pass within 24 hours. These can include aching after treatment, pain increasing temporarily, or fatigue after treatment. 

 

More serious reactions can occur during any form of medical treatment such as surgery, medication, or manual therapies like osteopathy. Serious reactions to treatment are very rare but can include lumbar disc herniation following spinal manipulation (1 in 38,013). Tearing of the arterial wall, resulting in stroke following a cervical spinal manipulation (1 in 120,000). 

 

To compare the statistics a study in 2009 compared the risk of death following a year course of manipulative treatment was 1 in 400,000 compared to the risk of death following a year course of taking anti-inflammatory drugs for osteoarthritis was 1 in 4000. 

It is important to take into consideration the risks of any treatment method. Osteopaths will ensure that if certain techniques pose increased risks to patients, they will use different, more gentle approaches to treatment which are deemed much safer.

As osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners it is not necessary to get a referral from your GP. The majority of patients seen in practice are self-referrals, meaning they find a local osteopath and book in directly with them.

Osteopathy differs from other forms of physical therapy in that it focuses on the body as a whole, rather than just treating specific symptoms. Osteopaths work to restore the body’s natural balance and alignment, rather than just focusing on the specific area of pain.

Osteopathy can help with pain management by identifying and treating the underlying cause of the pain. Osteopaths use manual techniques such as manipulation, mobilization and stretching to restore the body’s natural balance and alignment, which can help to alleviate pain and improve function.

The number of sessions required will vary depending on the individual’s condition and goals. Your Osteopath will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that takes into account your specific needs and preferences.

You should wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement during your Osteopathy appointment.

Coverage for Osteopathy treatments can vary depending on your insurance plan. It is best to check with your insurance provider for specific coverage details.

We are able to work with most insurance providers for Osteopathy treatment. Please check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage and bring your insurance information to your first appointment.

Osteopathy can be used to treat sports injuries by identifying and treating any underlying imbalances or dysfunction in the body that may have contributed to the injury. Osteopaths can also work with athletes to improve their performance and prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.

Our appointments for Osteopathy treatment typically last between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the nature of your condition and the treatment plan recommended by your Osteopath.